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The nationality of Douglass may be difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Douglass may be in dispute based on whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Douglass come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Douglass come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Douglass were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Douglass. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Douglass name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Douglass transform in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family branches, and eras over generations.

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